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The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Clergy Conference October 21-23, 2013 Camp Allen

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Table of Contents 4

Conference Schedule

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Plenary Speakers & Descriptions

12Seminar Presenters & Descriptions 12

Clergy WellnessClergy Wellness

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Fun & Play

16Workshop Presenters & Descriptions 19

Complimentary Chair Massage

21Spiritual Direction Prayer 22Upcoming Events 24New Clergy 27Episcopal Schools 34

Book Signing

35Speaker Directory 38Worship Booklet Diocesan Mission

We are one Church reconciled by Jesus Christ, empowered

by the Holy Spirit, called by God through worship, witness and ministry, building the Kingdom of God together.

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Conference Schedule Sunday, October 20 Time 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Event Deacon Clericus (continued from Saturday) Health Summit Dinner

Location

CEUs

G 1A

4 prof

AS 1A&B

2 pers

Dining Hall

Iona Priest Clericus

G4

Orientation for Clergy New to the Diocese

G5

Ecumenical & Interfaith Committee

G6

Health Summit (continues)

AS 1A&B

Bishop's Hospitality

Veranda

4 prof

2 pers

Monday, October 21 Time 7:30 a.m. 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Event Morning Prayer Breakfast

Lobby

Iona Priest Clericus (continues)

G4

Orientation for Clergy New to the Diocese (continues)

G5

Ecumenical & Interfaith Committee (continues)

G6

Health Summit (continues) noon - 1:30 p.m.

Chapel Dining Hall

Check-In opens 9:00 a.m.

Location

Lunch, transition

AS 1A&B

2 pers

Dining Hall

Clergy Conference Begins 2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Welcome, Announcements

2:20 - 3:00 p.m.

Plenary 1 Dr. Lauren Winner Preaching and Priesting in the Context of Ecclesial Change

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Plenary 1 (continues) Dr. Lauren Winner

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Transition

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hymn Sing Brother Michael Gallagher

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

7:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Transition

7:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with the Bishop

Dining Hall

Networking & Social

Patio Area

8:30 p.m.

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AS 1A&B

2 theo/ac

Chapel

.5 pers

Dining Hall


Conference Schedule Tuesday, October 22 Time

Event

6:30 a.m.

Medical Screening

7:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer in Spanish

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

CEUs

G 1B

Breakfast

Chapel Dining Hall

Dean's Breakfast

Gregg 3

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Plenary 2 The Rev. Dr. Will Willimon The Only Good Reason to be an Episcopal Priest

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 - Noon

Location

AS 1A&B

2 theo/ac

Plenary 2 (continues) The Rev. Dr. Will Willimon

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Free Time, Activities

Various

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Eucharist The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge, Homilist

Chapel

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner, Transition

Dining Hall

Conversations with . . .

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Meredith Gould Digital Ministry: Starting with and Sticking to Strategy

AS 2

The Rev. Canon Jimmy Grace & Lisa Puccio An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs

AS 3

Dr. Patricia Lyons Feeding and Forming the Soul of Adolescence

AS 4

The Rev. Christopher Martin Discipleship Groups: Small Groups Structured for Spiritual Growth

G5

Yaira Robinson Faithful Advocacy: Religious Voices in Public Policy

AS 5

The Rev. Susan Brown Snook So You Think You Might Want to Plant? Church Planting in The Episcopal Church

G4

The Rev. John Zahl Pastoral Ministry in Context of Addiction

G3

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Innovating into a Faithful Future

G6

8:30 p.m.

Social

8:45 p.m.

Book Signing

1 per

Patio Area

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Conference Schedule Wednesday, October 23 Time 7:30 a.m.

Event Morning Prayer in English

Location

CEUs

Chapel

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Dining Hall

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with Bob Biehl What the ACA, DBU, DHP & EFH have to do with Parish Life?

Tellepsen

Seminars Seminar A The Rev. Christopher Martin Pray Worship Serve: Spiritual Maturity Through a Balance of Practices 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

AS 1A&B

1 prof

G 1A

1 theo/ac

Chapel

1 pers

Dr. Meredith Gould Digital Ministry: Starting with and Sticking to Strategy

AS 2

1 prof

The Rev. Canon Jimmy Grace & Lisa Puccio An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs

AS 3

1 prof

Dr. Patricia Lyons Feeding and Forming the Soul of Adolescence

AS 4

1 prof

AS 1A&B

1 prof

Yaira Robinson Faithful Advocacy: Religious Voices in Public Policy

AS 5

1 prof

The Rev. Susan Brown Snook So You Think You Might Want to Plant? Church Planting in The Episcopal Church

G4

1 prof

The Rev. John Zahl Pastoral Ministry in Context of Addiction

G 1A

1 prof

The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl Theology of the Difficult Person

G 1B

1 theo/ac

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Innovating into a Faithful Future

Chapel

1 prof

Seminar B The Rev. John Zahl The School of Hard Knocks: How Addiction Shapes a Theology of Grace Seminar C The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Leadership in a New Apostolic Age

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break, Transition

Workshops

The Rev. Christopher Martin Discipleship Groups: Small Groups Structured for Spiritual Growth 10:15-11:15 a.m.

11:15-11:30 a.m.

Break, Transition

Plenary 3 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle Bishop's Address 12:30 p.m.

Lunch, Departure

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AS 1A&B Dining Hall


Quick Guide

AS – All Saints Chapel Undercroft G – Gregg Rooms in Conference Center

Room

Conversations With . . . Tuesday, October 22 7:30-8:30pm

Seminar Sessions Wednesday, October 23 9:00-10:00am Seminar A The Rev. Christopher Martin Pray Worship Serve: Spiritual Maturity Through a Balance of Practices

AS1 A&B

Workshop Session Wednesday, October 23 10:15-11:15am The Rev. Christopher Martin Discipleship Groups: Small Groups Structured for Spiritual Growth

AS2

Dr. Meredith Gould Digital Ministry: Starting with and Sticking to Strategy

Dr. Meredith Gould Digital Ministry: Starting with and Sticking to Strategy

AS3

The Rev. Canon Jimmy Grace & Lisa Puccio An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs

The Rev. Canon Jimmy Grace & Lisa Puccio An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs

AS4

Dr. Patricia Lyons Feeding and Forming the Soul of Adolescence

Dr. Patricia Lyons Feeding and Forming the Soul of Adolescence

AS5

Yaira Robinson Faithful Advocacy: Religious Voices in Public Policy

Yaira Robinson Faithful Advocacy: Religious Voices in Public Policy Seminar C The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Innovating into a Faithful Future Leadership in a New Apostolic Age

Chapel

Seminar B The Rev. John Zahl The Rev. John Zahl The School of Hard Knocks: How Pastoral Ministry in Context of Addiction Shapes a Theology of Addiction Grace

G1A

The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl Theology of the Difficult Person

G1B

G3

G4

Michael G5

G6

The Rev. John Zahl Pastoral Ministry in Context of Addiction

This year during HYMN SING one and all will be invited to be a part The Rev. Susan Brown Snook The Rev. Susan Brown Snook of the newly formed ‘Clergy Conference Choir’.

So You Think You Might Want to Plant? Church Planting in The Gallagher will be leading this Episcopal Church

So You Think You Might Want to Plant? Church Planting in The throughEpiscopal the hymns selected for Church

group of choristers Tuesday’s Eucharist service, some in English, some in Spanish. The Rev. Christopher Martin Discipleship Groups: Small Groups No auditions. No experience Structured for Spiritual Growth

required. No fancy robes.

Anyone with a joyful soul for singing is welcome.

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Innovating into a Faithful Future

5 p.m. Monday, October 22 in the Chapel. Clergy Conference | 7 | October 2013


Conference Homilist The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge Dean & President, Professor of New Testament School Seminary of the Southwest

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge is the eighth dean and president at Seminary of the Southwest and professor of New Testament. Kittredge holds degrees from Williams College and Harvard Divinity School where she earned a Th.D. in 1996. She was ordained priest in 1985 and is canonically resident in the Diocese of Texas. She has served as assisting clergy at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1999. Kittredge is author of Community and Authority: The Rhetoric of Obedience in the Pauline Tradition and Conversations with Scripture. Kittredge served on the Theological Education in the Anglican Communion Steering Committee from 2009 - 2012. She was elected president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars in 2008 and has served on the board of Evangelical Education Society since 2005 and now chairs the board. In her teaching she gives students the exegetical and interpretive tools both to appreciate and to critically engage with the Biblical texts for theological reflection. She earned degrees from Williams College (BA) and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv ThM and ThD).

SHOP Camp Allen’s Pine Needles Gift Shop will be open during conference hours for your shopping pleasure. Take a few moments to browse for unique treasures. Maybe its time to start your Christmas shopping early.

books, candles, sterling silver jewelry wall crosses, garden adornments


Plenary Speakers & Descriptions The Rev. Dr. Lauren F. Winner Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School

Lauren F. Winner is an historian, author and lecturer. She is assistant professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School and writes and lectures on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America and JewishChristian relations. Her books include: Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath and A Cheerful & Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia. Born to a Jewish father and Southern Baptist mother, Winner was raised Jewish, converted to Orthodox Judaism while at Columbia, then to Christianity while at Cambridge. She has worked as a book editor for Beliefnet and as senior editor for Christianity Today. Winner has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture and Christianity Today. She holds degrees from Duke, Columbia and Cambridge universities. Previously she was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. Winner was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Virginia in 2011.

Plenary 1

Preaching and Priesting in the Context of Ecclesial Change

What might it mean to preach and priest fearlessly in an ecclesial landscape where the only givens are Jesus’ faithfulness and the transformation of the mainline church and American religious landscape? Monday, October 21 2:20 - 3:00 p.m. All Saints 1A&B

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Plenary Speakers & Descriptions The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Bishop (retired) Professor of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School The Rev. William H. Willimon, PhD, theologian and author, recently retired after serving eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led 157,000 members and 792 pastors. Previously, he served as dean of the Chapel at Duke University, Durham, NC. Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A., 1968), Yale Divinity School (M.Div., 1971) and Emory University (S.T.D., 1973). He has served churches in Georgia and South Carolina. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and universities. More than one million copies of his more than 60 books have been sold. An international survey conducted by Baylor University in 1996 named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world. Willimon has given lectures and taught courses at many pastors’ schools and at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Plenary 2

The Only Good Reason to be an Episcopal Priest

The pastoral ministry is based upon and held accountable to essentially theological foundations. Jesus Christ is the source and agent of all Christian ministry. Tuesday, October 22 9:00 a.m. - Noon All Saints 1A&B

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The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle The IX Bishop of Texas Born in 1966 in Carbondale, IL, and raised in Houston, Doyle served five years as Canon to the Ordinary prior to his election as bishop coadjutor in 2008. He has a fine arts degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS). He was ordained deacon in 1995 and priest the following year. He served at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, and at Christ Church, Temple and St. Francis, College Station, Texas, prior to his appointment to the diocesan staff in 2003. He was awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from VTS and University of the South. Doyle is a gifted and experienced teacher and preacher and has a particular interest in reaching younger generations, invigorating church growth and mission. He is bilingual and encourages the Church to respond actively to the increasingly diverse population in the Diocese of Texas. Doyle’s ministry includes a broad range of experience on boards including the diocesan foundations, finance, and communication, Executive Board, Episcopal High School and St. James’ House. He served as deputy to several General Conventions before joining the House of Bishops and currently serves on the Task Force for Re-imagining The Episcopal Church.

Plenary 3

Annual Bishop’s Address Wednesday, October 23 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All Saints 1A&B

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Seminar Presenters & Descriptions The Rev. Christopher Martin Rector, St. Paul’s Church, San Rafael, CA Martin has served at St. Paul’s, a pastoral size parish, since 2004. Previously he served parishes in Los Angeles and Connecticut. He is founder of The Restoration Project, a national movement of churches devoted to spiritual maturity through a balance of spiritual practices including: friendship with the poor, structured small groups and formation classes. Forward Movement will publish a new book by Martin in November. For 16 years Martin led national gatherings for GenX and then Millenial clergy. He currently serves as chair of the Executive Council of the Diocese of California. He received both his B.A. and his M.Div. from Yale. He married his college sweetheart and they have two boys.

Seminar Session A

Pray Worship Serve: Spiritual Maturity through a Balance of Practices Martin will present the ‘Back to Basics’ formation classes and parish structures that encourage people to get into, and maintain, a life-giving rhythm of spiritual practices. These include daily prayer and friendship with the poor. There will be time to share stories. Wednesday, October 23 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. All Saints 1A&B

Clergy Wellness The St. Luke’s Wellness Team will be providing body fat index scans, flu and pneumunia vaccinations and a complete wellness profile workup including lipid profiles and blood pressure checks. Plus PSA for men. NOTE Pre-registration was required in order to take advantage of this service.

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 a.m. Gregg 1B

Thank you to St. Luke’s Hospital employees for volunteering to make sure we are all healthy.


The Rev. John Zahl Associate Priest, Grace Church, Charleston, SC John Zahl serves as the associate priest at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He’s a Kenyon College graduate (B.A., Philosophy), received his M.Div. from Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (UK), and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. Before attending seminary, Zahl worked as a youth minister and as a counselor at New York City’s oldest homeless shelter, leading gentlemen through a nine-month, 12 Step-oriented rehabilitative program. Zahl is married to Deirdre, and they have a daughter, Daphne, born in March 2012. As well as being a regular contributor to Mockingbird Ministries (mbird. com), he authored Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone, and occasionally moonlights as a DJ, playing disco and funk from the late 1970s.

Seminar Session B

The School of Hard Knocks: How Addiction Shapes a Theology of Grace

The problem of addiction and its implications for pastoral care is fraught with complexity. In this presentation, with the help of some video clips, we’ll explore the ways in which our theology can be helpfully shaped to account for addiction, and, therefore, a larger appreciation of God’s Grace. Wednesday, October 23 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Gregg 1A

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Seminar Presenters & Descriptions The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile Assistant Professor of Congregational Mission & Leadership, Luther Seminary

Dwight Zscheile is an Episcopal priest and assistant professor of Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He also serves part-time as associate priest at St. Matthew’s, St. Paul. He is author of People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity and The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation (with Craig Van Gelder) and editor of Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation. A graduate of Stanford University (BA), Yale University (MDiv) and Luther Seminary (PhD), Zscheile grew up in a secular home in California, an experience that has shaped his commitment to helping the church cultivate Christian community with new populations and generations in today’s changing world.

Seminar Session C

Leadership in a New Apostolic Age

What does it mean to form and lead Christian communities in a culture that, increasingly, no longer supports Christian identity and practice? This seminar will explore today’s post-establishment cultural environment and how leaders can help the church renew its identity and mission in God’s life and love for the world. Wednesday, October 23 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Chapel

Visit the Vendors Altar Supplies, Vestments, Books, Gifts

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FUN & PLAY Take a break! Relax! Play!

Sign up for any of the activities offered. Details and sign up sheets can be found at the activities desk next to the front desk. Some activities require a minimum number, so sign up early. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22

FUN

Archery | Skeet Shooting | Horseback Riding | Giant Swing | Nature Walk | Chair Massages | Tennis | Fishing | Shopping


Workshop Presenters & Descriptions Dr. Meredith Gould Communications Consultant and Digital Strategist Meredith Gould (@meredithgould) is a sociologist, author and longtime communications professional. An early adopter of social media, she is known for being an exuberant evangelist for using digital tools for ministry. Gould is founder of the weekly Twitterbased #ChSocM (church social media) chat. She has published nine books, including her newest, The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. Fun facts: she was raised Jewish; sought and received baptism as an adult; is a clergy spouse. For more information, please visit: meredithgould.com

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. All Saints 2 Digital Ministry: Starting With and Sticking to Strategy

Like any other ministry, getting involved with digital ministry requires discernment. Participants will talk about why starting with strategy is essential and what it involves. We’ll also discuss why your current website might be a major barrier to promoting your parish and its programs. You’re invited to share what’s challenging you so all participants may learn.

The Rev. Canon Jimmie Grace Canon for Christian Formation, Christ Church Cathedral Originally from Houston, Grace is a graduate of Episcopal High School (1994) and Southwestern University at Georgetown (1998). Prior to attending Virginia Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 2005, Grace served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (1999 – 2002) at Trinity, Houston. He served as associate rector at Epiphany, Houston from 2005 – 2010, where he was also president of the board for Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS). He is married to Marla and they have three sons: James, William and Henry. As Canon for Christian Formation, Grace is responsible for oversight of the Cathedral’s education and formation programs for adults, youth and children.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. All Saints 3 An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs with Lisa Puccio

This workshop will explore how we can genuinely welcome all people, especially those with special needs, into the Episcopal Church. Rhythms of Grace, an ecumenical worship experience for special needs children and their families, began at the Cathedral in 2010. Presenters Lisa Puccio and Jimmy Grace will recount some of the experiences they have had with many of these families, lessons they have learned and their hopes for the future of special needs ministries like Rhythms of Grace in the church.

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Dr. Patricia Lyons Teacher of Religion of Ethics, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA Lyons is an honors graduate from Harvard College and the Harvard Divinity School. She received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary and currently teaches Religion and Ethics at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Episcopal School, in Alexandria, VA. She also serves as an adjunct at Virginia Theological Seminary. Lyons is the author of the recent book The Soul of Adolescence, a comprehensive study of trends in adolescent spiritual language and imagination. She is currently finishing her next book, Harry Potter for the Pulpit.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. All Saints 4 Feeding and Forming the Soul of Adolescence

This workshop will present for discussion and debate the research findings of a decade-long study of trends in adolescent spiritual language and imagination, found in the speaker’s book, The Soul of Adolescence.

Lisa Puccio Minister for Children & Families, Christ Church Cathedral Lisa Puccio is the Minister for Children and Families at Christ Church Cathedral. A former teacher and school administrator, she has worked extensively with gifted and special needs children, as well as fellow educators and community groups, in the area of classroom communication and aesthetic curriculum. Lisa presently serves as vice president of forma (National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors).

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. All Saints 3 An Inclusive Church: Ministry to Families with Special Needs with The Rev. Canon Jimmie Grace

This workshop will explore how we can genuinely welcome all people, especially those with special needs, into the Episcopal Church. Rhythms of Grace, an ecumenical worship experience for special needs children and their families, began at the Cathedral in 2010. Presenters Puccio and Jimmy Grace will recount some of the experiences they have had with many of these families, lessons they have learned and their hopes for the future of special needs ministries like Rhythms of Grace in the church.

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Workshop Presenters & Descriptions Yaira Robinson Associate Director, Texas Interfaith Center Yaira Robinson holds a Master’s in Theological Studies from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a 2012 GreenFaith Fellow and a member of Siach, a Jewish social justice and environmental network. From 2004-2009, she served as director of Religious Education for Unitarian Universalist congregations. Robinson has received two DeRose-Hinkhouse awards from the Religion Communicators Council and is a Contributing Scholar for State of Formation. She is a member of Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin and lives in Cedar Park with her husband and their two boys.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. All Saints 5 Faithful Advocacy: Religious Voices in Public Policy

What’s the difference between charity and justice? Why should religious leaders and communities be involved in the issue advocacy—or should they? In this session, we’ll explore questions about church, state and Kingdom. In addition, we’ll offer some practical suggestions for engaging on justice issues in your churches and communities.

The Rev. Susan Brown Snook Vicar, Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale, AZ Susan Brown Snook is a church planter in the Diocese of Arizona. With a team of lay leaders, she planted Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale, in 2006. The congregation has grown to an average Sunday attendance of more than 200, with three worship services, vibrant Christian formation programs for all ages, and extensive outreach programs to the community. Snook lives in Fountain Hills, AZ, with her husband, and talks frequently with her two daughters in college. She attended high school in Austin, and college at Rice University in Houston.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Gregg 4 So You Think You Might Want to Plant? Church Planting in The Episcopal Church

Planting new churches has great potential for reaching new people for Christ. What are the factors that help a newly planted church succeed? What are the personal qualities that help a church planter thrive in an uncertain calling? If you are considering a call to plant a church or support a church that is being planted or are just interested in hearing more, come and join us to discuss this exciting ministry.

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl Episcopal Minister & Theologian Paul Zahl’s degrees are from Harvard College, the University of Nottingham, St. John’s Theological College (Nottingham), and the University of Tuebingen in Germany, where he was awarded the doctorate in theology in 1994. He has served Episcopal parishes across the country. He was also dean/president of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. Zahl has written eight books and is currently the speaker for “PZ’s Podcast” on iTunes. He is married to the former Mary Cappleman, and their three grown sons are all in full-time ministry.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Gregg 1B Theology of the Difficult Person

Parishes, like life, have difficult people in them. What about when the difficult person is on the vestry? Or Junior Warden? What do you do then? This workshop talks about strategies, spiritual, psychological and political, for dealing with difficult people in leadership – persistent antagonists, as they can sometimes become. Remember: all it takes is one really difficult person for you to want to leave.

RELAX Complimentary Chair Massage

Trina Maxwell, Licensed Massage Therapist, will be providing complementary chair messages for conference participants.

Sign up ASAP to reserve your FREE session of pampering.

Table messages are available upon request and paid for by the individual.


Workshop Presenters & Descriptions The Rev. Christopher Martin

Discipleship Groups: Small Groups Structured for Spiritual Growth The core of The Restoration Project is these groups that begin and end with a liturgy that includes seven vows. These vows include prayer, worship, service, generosity and ongoing discernment of call. This is an opportunity to experience being in a Discipleship Group and to hear stories and reflections.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. AS 1A&B

The Rev. John Zahl

Pastoral Ministry in Context of Addiction

This talk is designed to help clergy to better understand the besetting problem of addiction, and the theological themes it draws to the surface. With the help of movie clips, we will explore the most effective avenues for counseling and guiding those affected by addiction, including a consideration of the famous 12 Steps and their roots in the Episcopal Church.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Gregg 1A

The Rev. Dwight Zscheile

Innovating into a Faithful Future

In a changing cultural environment in which establishment assumptions for the church’s life and mission are being called deeply into question, how can leaders cultivate vibrant communities of learning, experimentation, and bold witness for the sake of the Gospel? This workshop will draw from biblical and theological sources and some of the best contemporary thinking on innovation.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Chapel

Breakfast with Bob Biehl

What the ACA, DBU, DHP and EFH have to do with your parish life?

Bob Biehl will provide an overview of the new Diocesan Budget and what it includes as well as how it fits into the new financial realities for the Diocese. He will also speak to why health insurance is an integral part of this change and how our plans relate are affected by the Affordable Care Act. Bob will take questions and discuss your concerns about insurance for lay employees, the ministries formerly included in the Mission Funding process and the ministry of the Diocese.

Workshop: Wednesday, October 23, 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Gregg 1B

Conversations With . . .

How often do you have the chance to ask questions and have a casual conversation with an invited speaker to our clergy conference? Conversations With‌ is intended to give you just that opportunity. Choose the speaker, sign up and join a limited group for an unstructured conversation that could take lots of interesting directions! Groups will be limited to 30 persons.

Workshop: Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Spiritual Direction Prayer Janet Davis, spiritual director, and Brothers Peter Funk and Michael Gallagher, Benedictine monks of Holy Cross Monastery, graciously give of their presence and time to serve the clergy in attendance at this conference. They are available for private and confidential consultations and prayer. They will be mingling among us throughout the conference. No appointments are necessary. Their contact information can be found in the directory.

Janet Davis

Janet Davis has an MA in Spiritual Nurture (Western Seminary-Seattle) and works as a spiritual director, writer and speaker. She has published two books: The Feminine Soul: Surprising Ways the Bible Speaks to Women, a reflective Bible study and Sacred Healing: MRIs, Marigolds, and Miracles, a collection of vignettes chronicling her experience of her son’s diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from a brain tumor. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Austin Area Spiritual Director’s Association. Janet and Bob, her husband, live in Austin and are members of St. David’s.

Brother Peter Funk

Peter Funk was ordained in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1964. His ministry has included prison, high school teaching, campus, Tribunal, and parish work. Formerly a monk of Mount Saviour, he came to Texas to begin a men’s monastic community with Brother Michael Gallagher in 1998.

Brother Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Music and from Villanova University with a J.D. in Law. He studied piano with Agi Jambor in Philadelphia and organ with Eleanor Wyatt in Massachusetts. He practiced international corporate law in Philadelphia from 1978-1988. He entered Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York in 1988.

R I O H C E H T N I JO This year during HYMN SING one and all will be invited to be a part of the newly formed ‘Clergy Conference Choir’ . Michael Gallagher will be leading this group of choristers through the hymns selected for Tuesday’s Eucharist service, some in English, some in Spanish. No auditions. No experience required. No fancy robes. Anyone with a joyful soul for singing is welcome.

5:00 p.m. Monday, October 22 in the Chapel.


Council News Galveston Convention Center | February 7-8, 2014

NOMINATIONS

Nominations for Counil are now open. Go to epicenter.org/council, then click on the ‘Nominations’ tab for instructions. Email nominations@epicenter.org for more information. All signed forms must be received by November 10, 2013.

Constitutions & Canons

Any delegate to the 2013 Diocesan Council wishing to propose an amendment to the Constitution or Canons of the Diocese of Texas should submit a copy of the proposed amendment by e-mail or facsimile, on or before November 15, 2013, to Maria Wyckoff Boyce, chair of Constitution and Canons Committee. E-mail address is maria.boyce@bakerbotts.com fax number is 713.229.2722.

Resolutions

Resolutions are now being accepted by the Committee on Resolutions. Resolutions may be presented by any member of the forthcoming or the preceding Council, or by any committee or board not responsible for the dispatch of business of Council. Resolutions must have a signed original with three copies (per canon) mailed to the Hon. Keith Giblin, Jack Brooks Federal Building, 300 Willow, Suite 118, Beaumont, Texas 77701 by November 15, 2013. Additionally, please email a copy to him at keith_giblin@txed.uscourts.gov. The Canon has not yet been changed to allow only electronic submission.

REGISTRATION

Council registration will open November 15, 2013. The fee will be $50 per person, which is considerably less than in previous years. Forms due prior to council can be downloaded at: epicenter.org/council any time after November 15, and early submission is always appreciated. Questions about registration and/or forms due can be directed to Gail McGuire at 800.318.4452, 713.353.2114 or gmcguire@epicenter.org.

VOLUNTEER

Traditionally, the church(es) hosting council were responsible for providing volunteers. This year, we are asking for volunteers from across the diocese. If you wish to volunteer to work at council, you can register now at epicenter.org/council. Email volunteer@epicenter.org for more information. Deadline to volunteer is January 17, 2014.

Diocesan Youth Presence (DYP) at Diocesan Council

The Division of Youth is entitled to one lay youth delegate from each convocation in the Diocese. Each youth delegate under the age of 18 has seat and voice without the right to vote. The youth will be housed at Grace Episcopal Church, Galveston. Meals, lodging and transportation to and from the Convention Center will be provided. Applications and nominations are due by November 4. Delegates will be chosen by December 2. To nominate a youth to Diocesan Council, please visit epicenter.org/youth.

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THE CONFERENCE Formation Stewardship Evangelism

The 2014 Conference will be May 2-4 at Camp Allen and feature Bishop Rob Wright, Jamie Clark-Soles, Scott Bader-Saye, Linda Grenz, Mary Parmer and Eric Law. Bring your team!

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New Clergy Brin Bon

Chaplain, Trinity School, Austin

Trinity’s chaplain Brin is a transitional deacon who attended the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. She is the mother of three children ages 4 to 13, and her husband Eli is a microbiologist at the University of Texas. Having recently moved to Austin from the Northeast, Brin and her family are looking forward to embracing the flavors of their new city and making a home for themselves at Trinity. Brin likes to fill her spare time with adventurous pursuits ranging from cooking to yoga to paddleboarding.

Les Carpenter

Vicar, St. Aidan’s, Cypress

Les, formerly associate rector at St. Paul’s, Indianapolis, accepted the call as the new vicar of St. Aidan’s, in November of 2012. Les and his wife Kristin have one son, James, two–and–a–half years old, and the whole family is now pleasantly settled in Cypress. Les holds a BA in economics and religion from William and Mary and graduated from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in 2008. While on staff at St. Paul’s, he planted a vibrant young adult worship service on Sunday evenings. The people of St. Aidan’s have warmly welcomed Les and his family and they are all excited about their future.

Cynthia Caruso

Curate, Christian Formation Missioner, All Saints, Austin

Cynthia lived in Comfort, Texas for 25 years, raising two sons and a husband and teaching—mostly math. After her husband died in 1994, she struggled with severe depression. In 2006 she moved to Vermont where she tutored at a ski academy, gave tours of Wilson Castle, and was an AmeriCorps member. In Vermont, she wrote an Advent booklet, which was published by Forward Movement. In 2009 Cynthia moved to Zuni, NM to teach math on the reservation. She graduated from Seminary of the Southwest in May and is now working at All Saints’, Austin.

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Katie Churchwell

Curate, St.Mary’s, Cypress

Katie grew up Arizona, where she is currently canonically resident. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, majored in religious studies and minored in dance. As she was discerning her call to ordained ministry, she taught 2nd and 5th grade and served as lay vicar for a small mission church in Gila Bend, AZ. She met her husband Logan while attending Virginia Theological Seminary. The Churchwells have one daughter Addison Mae.

Fred Clarkson

Rector, St. Timothy’s, Houston

Fred was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. when he was six. He graduated from the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland in 1993 and worked in banking until 2004. He attended Virginia Theological Seminary, graduated in 2008. He served two missions in North Carolina, where he began Tentmakers’ Ministry, which was conceived to provide income to the economically displaced. He also started the CBE to provide a platform to reach the world through public service broadcasting. Fred moved to Houston in February to serve St. Timothy’s and started a Spanish language service.

Tamara Clothier

Deacon, St. Francis, Temple

Tamara was born in the Bronx, and before the age of eight had lived in Brazil, South Dakota, Arkansas and California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business from San Diego State University and spent her junior year at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. In 1993 she moved to Texas and began working for the Texas A&M College of Medicine in the Student Affairs office at the Temple campus, and she is still working there. Feeling the need for more, it was at an annual ECW meeting that her deepest desire to serve God as a deacon began to take shape.

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New Clergy Sarah Condon

Chaplain, St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston

Sarah Condon serves as assistant chaplain/curate at St. Luke’s Hospital. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in May and is married to the Rev. Josh Condon, rector of Holy Spirit, Houston. The Condon’s have a two-year old son, Neil and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Casey.

Josh Condon

Rector, Holy Spirit, Houston

Josh graduated from the University of Georgia in Religion and Sociology and attended Virginia Theological Seminary for his M.Div. in 2003. Ordained in Atlanta, he served churches in Gainesville, GA; New York City and Armonk, NY before accepting a call as rector of Holy Spirit, Houston this year. Josh completed a masters of sacred theology from General Theological Seminary while in New York . He was active in the diocese on the Ecumenical Council, as chair the Episcopal/Methodist Dialogue Committee, and became an associate of Holy Cross Episcopal Monastery during that same period. He was also an interior certified fire fighter with the volunteer fire department. He is married to Sarah and they have a two-and-a-half year old son, Neil.

Lorinda Driskill

Pastoral Leader, Trinity, Anahuac

Lorinda was born in St. Luke’s Hospital, and baptized at Trinity, Houston. She attended Rice University, graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in earth science. Lorinda spent decades in exploration and support roles in the oil & gas industry. Confirmed at St Mark’s, Houston, in 1996, Lorinda served as a mentor in their Inquirers’ and Discoverers’ classes. When council speakers repeatedly mentioned the need for bi-vocational priests, Lorinda felt strongly called to it. Lorinda is currently serving as pastoral leader at Trinity, Anahuac.

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Jeremiah Griffin

Curate, Trinity, Galveston and William Temple Center

Jeremiah grew up in Pasadena and Spring, Texas, but spent much of his time tromping through the piney woods of East Texas. There, he developed a love for the outdoors. Prior to attending Seminary of the Southwest, Jeremiah earned a Master’s in political science from Texas State University and worked for the McDonald Observatory, along with several political advocacy groups. After living in Austin for nearly 10 years, Jeremiah now calls Galveston home. He serves there as Trinity’s curate and as the director of the William Temple Episcopal Center, a ministry for UTMB’s medical students. He is a husband and father of two.

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New Clergy Jan Halstead

Deacon, Christ Church, Cedar Park

Jan grew up in southeast Missouri but moved to Texas in 1973. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in speech therapy and Master’s degree in counseling and diagnostics from Midwestern State University. Jan worked in public schools in several capacities before retiring from Leander ISD as the executive director of special programs. Jan is a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Cedar Park. Participation in a Cursillo weekend was a turning point in her understanding of serving God and after several years, she felt the call to the diaconate. She is the proud mother of two daughters.

Pat Henderson

Deacon, Grace, Georgetown

Pat was born to an Army family, moving every few years. When she and Phil decided to marry, they agreed to visit each other’s churches. He took her to midnight mass at an Episcopal Church and she was hooked. She spent 24 years as an Air Force wife. Pat was an associate to the Sisters of the Holy Nativity for more than 25 years, which shaped much of her spiritual life. She moved to Texas after her husband’s death to be near her daughter and two of her grandchildren. Her son and his family live in Georgia. Today she enjoys quilting, gardening, playing harp, singing and writing music.

Mary Ann Huston

Curate, St. Mark’s, Houston

Mary Ann grew up in Fort Worth, but moved away for college and graduate school. She and Michael lived and raised their two children in east Tennessee for 20 years before her husband took a job at Texas State in San Marcos. She had an active lay ministry and was an EfM mentor for eight years before going to seminary in Austin. Prior to joining the staff of St. Mark’s, Houston as curate, she worked as a hospital chaplain at South Austin Medical Center. She and Michael are adjusting to life in two places, as he continues to teach Biology at TSU.

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Micah Jackson

Professor, Seminary of the Southwest

Micah is the Bishop John Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and serves as Dean of Community Life. Micah joined Seminary of the Southwest faculty in June 2008. His academic interests include the spiritual discipline of preaching, homiletic form and postmodern construction of the relationship between preacher and congregation. Micah is a instructor at the Episcopal Preaching Foundation’s Preaching Excellence Program, having served on the faculty since 2008. He is also a member of the EPF Board of Directors. He had been associated clergy at St. Mark’s in Berkeley for two years before moving to Austin. He and his family worship in Austin at St. David’s, where he serves as an assisting priest.

Anne Jolly

Curate, Good Shepherd, Austin

Anne grew up in South Carolina, went to Furman University, and then lived in Atlanta and worked in the technology industry. After returning to South Carolina, Anne worked at Christ Church, Greenville, for six years, where she discerned a call to ordained ministry. She attended Sewanee School of Theology and is now the curate for christian community at Good Shepherd in Austin. Anne and her husband, David, have been married 21 years and have three daughters.

Kyra Kerr-Fitzgerald

Deacon, St. James’, Austin

Kyra was born in Houston and baptized at Trinity. Her mother was a founding member of St. John the Divine where Kyra was confirmed by Bishop Clinton Quin. She graduated with a BA & MA in English from UT, Austin. Then she married, had three children and lived in Sherman, Texas. She earned an MSW from UT Arlington and served as founding executive director of Home Hospice. Kyra then retired and moved to Santa Fe. She studied at Diocesan School for Ministry and was ordained a vocational Deacon in 2003. After 18 years of being happily single, she married William Fitzgerald and moved to Austin to serve at St. James’. Clergy Conference | 29 | October 2013


New Clergy Sarah Knoll-Sweeney

Staff Chaplain, St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston

Sarah recently joined St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston as a new CPE Supervisor. She and her husband Jami both grew up in Kansas, but most recently hail from St. Louis, MO. Sarah has served as a three-time General Convention deputy and member of the joint nominating committee for the Presiding Bishop when Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected. Jami walks to work every day at the Post Oak School with Ira, their first grader. Their twins, Austin and Taylor, are freshmen at TCU this fall. They are enjoying making a new home in Houston and ardently seek restaurant recommendations.

Alex Large

Assistant to the Rector, St. Martin’s, Houston

Alex grew up in Florida and met his wife Emily at Washington and Lee University. He went to Trinity School for Ministry near Pittsburgh, PA and served as curate at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Vail, Colorado. Prior to coming to St. Martin’s, Alex was the assistant rector at All Saints, Chevy Chase, MD. Alex is passionate about connecting the Gospel to our everyday life. Alex and Emily have three daughters: Eloise, Cordelia and Phoebe.

Mark Marmon

Pastoral Leader, All Saints, Hitchcock

Mark grew up in San Antonio where he served as youth leader and Diocese of West Texas vice president of acolytes. Mark attended college in Montana, San Antonio and finished with a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech. He moved to Houston in 1978, serving at St. Mark’s, Houston as verger, vestry member, school board member, Christian education music leader and EfM student. Professionally, Mark is an internationally recognized fly-fishing instructor, guide and speaker as well as a musician. He is currently the pastoral leader at All Saints, Hitchcock, where he will continue as a priest after his ordination. Mark is a husband to Shelley and supportive “Texas Dad” to her children, Andrew and Catherine Tharp. 30 | epicenter.org


George McGavern

Curate, Emmanuel, Houston

George grew up in central Florida where he met his wife, Missi. They moved to Houston in 1993 where he worked in the oil and gas industry as a mechanical engineer and eventually started an engineering business with friends. He and Missi have four daughters who keep them on their toes. George graduated from Seminary of the Southwest and is now the curate at Emmanuel, Houston.

Christine Mendoza

Curate, Good Shepherd, Austin

Christine was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and graduated from the University of NC with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. After a nomadic period in her early 20’s, Christine settled in Austin, where she worked as a business analyst consultant and project manager in the software development field. Christine graduated from Seminary of the Southwest in May and was ordained to the transitional diaconate in June. She is now the curate for communications and welcome at Good Shepherd. She is married to Jonathan, a technical writer and, and together they are raising their daughter, Emma.

Thomas Morris

Chaplain, All Saints’ School, Tyler

Thomas returns to school ministry after a season of parish leadership in the dioceses of Western North Carolina and Atlanta. He was most recently the executive director of St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. Thomas arrives in Tyler with his wife Hadley and their 12-yearold son, Jack.

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New Clergy James Pevehouse

Rector, St. Mary’s, Bellville

James grew up in California and Oklahoma. During his time in Oklahoma, he became a devoted follower of the Oklahoma Sooners. Upon graduation from California State University, Long Beach, James moved to Dallas to attend seminary. He moved to Austin in 2010 to attend SSW for his Anglican studies. While in Austin, he met his wife Brandy. They would later move to Terrell, Texas where he completed his curacy at the Church of the Good Shepherd. James and Brandy are excited to become part of the Diocese of Texas.

Keith Pozzuto

Assistant to the Rector, Christ Church, Tyler

A graduate of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, Keith grew up, served as a youth minister and was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. His service as a full-time minister began at 18, when he graduated from high school and moved to Garden Valley, Texas to serve on the staff of Youth with a Mission for three years. He loves to road trip and to relax at home with his wife Melinda, and their children Sam, a high school student and Gregory, who works in Pittsburgh.

Jim Said

Curate, St. Thomas, College Station

Jim is a recent graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary, where he was the recipient of the 2013 Virginia Seminary Ford Chair. Currently ordained as a transitional deacon, Jim will be ordained to the priesthood in early 2014. Jim and his wife Kim are the parents of two adult daughters and one grandson. Jim is the son of Episcopal missionaries. Before moving to Virginia, Jim and his wife lived in Indiana and have deep Hoosier roots. Jim had a long career in business and most recently was the North American regional vice president of sales for a data technology company.

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Dave Scheider

Director of Center for Christian Ministry & Vocation, Seminary of the Southwest

Saint Francis.

Dave served 25 years as an active duty Army chaplain. For the last 10 years of his time in the Army he trained chaplains to become marriage and family therapists and pastoral counselors. He is a diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychology, an approved supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is a priest and professed member of the Third Order, Society of

Beccy Smith

Curate, Trinity, Baytown

Beccy was raised in Austin, Texas, attending St. Mark’s in Barton Hills. A few years after graduating from Sewanee with a degree in psychology, she found that she could actually get paid doing what she loved. Beccy then spent 20 years as a professional director of children’s, youth and family ministries in three EDOT parishes before finally saying yes to the call to ordained ministry and attending Seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary. Glad to be back, she serves at Trinity, Baytown.

Barkley Thompson

Dean, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

Barkley was born and raised in Paragould, AR. He is married to Jill, and they have two children. Prior to his arrival in Houston, Barkley served as rector of St. John’s Roanoke, VA, and as rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN, (a suburb of Memphis). Barkley is an avid writer and has published essays in several journals. His first book, Elements of Grace, will be published this fall. Barkley earned a BA in philosophy and religion from Hendrix College; a MA in religious studies from the University of Chicago; and the M.Div from the Seminary of the Southwest, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

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Evening with the Authors

Book Signing Tuesday evening, following the plenary, authors will be available to sign books.

Meredith Gould The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways Dwight Zscheile People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity Patricia Lyons The Soul of Adolescence: In Their Own Words Christopher Martin Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age Paul Zahl Who Will Deliver Us: The Present Power of the Death of Christ Will Willimon Pastor: Theology & Practice of Ordained Leadership Lauren Winner Girl Meets God and many other books

Books available for purchase at the Viva book display Refreshments will be served


Speaker Directory The Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle 713.520.6444 O adoyle@epicenter.org Meredith Gould 609.610.3252 O 609.610.3252 C meredith@meredithgould.com The Rev. Jimmie Grace 713.590.3323 O 832.453.4111 C jgrace@christchurchcathedral.org The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge 512.472.4133, x309 O 512.750.9962 C ckittredge@ssw.edu Dr. Patricia Lyons 703.628.1853 O plyons@sssas.org The Rev. Christopher Martin 415.456.4842 O 415.464.7149 C christopher@therestorationproject.net Lisa Puccio 713.590.3323 O lisap@christchurchcathedral.org

Yaira Robinson 512.472.3903 O 512.658.7755 C yaira@texasinterfaith.org The Rev. Susan Brown Snook 480.307.9216 O 602.980.4970 C nativitychurchaz@yahoo.com The Rev. Dr. Will Willimon 919.699.2960 C will@duke.edu Dr. Lauren Winner 919.672.0659 O lwinner@div.duke.edu The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl 407.443.8161 C paulfmzahl@gmail.com The Rev. John Zahl 843.723.4575 O 843.814.6582 C johnzahl@gmail.com jzahl@grace.org The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile 654.641.3246 O 651.357.0947 C dzscheile001@luthersem.edu

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Notes


Notes

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The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Clergy Conference Eucharist and Reaffirmation of Vows Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Camp Allen, Texas


Processional The Hymnal 1982 - #423 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

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The People stand and join in singing Hymn 423 Immortal, invisible, God only wise The people standing, the Bishop says Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

The Bishop then says Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Hymn S280 All standing Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Bishop says to the people The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Bishop Let us pray. Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, in your divine providence you have appointed various orders in your Church: Give your grace, we humbly pray, to all who are called to any office and ministry for your people; and so fill them with the truth of your doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before you, to the glory of your great Name and for the benefit of your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 40 | epicenter.org


El pueblo de pie, canta junto. Himno 423 Immortal, invisible, God only wise El pueblo de pie, el Obispo dice Bendito sea Dios, Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo Pueblo Y bendito sea su reino, ahora y por siempre. Amén.

El Obispo dice Dios omnipotente, para quien todos los corazones están manifiestos, todos los deseos son conocidos y ningún secreto se halla encubierto: Purifica los pensamientos de nuestros corazones por la inspiración de tu Santo Espíritu, para que perfectamente te amemos y dignamente proclamemos la grandeza de tu santo Nombre; por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén. Himno S280 Todos de pie. Gloria a Dios en el cielo, y en la tierra paz a quienes ama el Señor. Por tu inmensa gloria te alabamos, te bendecimos, te adoramos, te glorificamos, te damos gracias, Señor Dios, Rey celestial, Dios Padre todopoderoso. Señor, Hijo único Jesucristo, Señor Dios, Cordero de Dios, Hijo del Padre: Tú que quitas el pecado del mundo, ten piedad de nosotros; Tú que quitas el pecado del mundo, atiende nuestra súplica; Tú que estás sentado a la derecha del Padre, ten piedad de nosotros: Porque sólo tú eres Santo, sólo tú Señor, sólo tú Altísimo, Jesucristo, con el Espíritu Santo en la gloria de Dios Padre. Amén. El Obispo dice al pueblo El Señor sea con ustedes. Pueblo Y con tu espíritu. Obispo Oremos. Dios omnipotente, dador de toda buena dádiva, por tu divina providencia has establecido diversas órdenes en tu Iglesia: Otorga tu gracia, humildemente te suplicamos, a todos los que son llamados [ahora] a cualquier oficio y ministerio para tu pueblo; llénalos con la verdad de tu doctrina, y revístelos de santidad de vida, de tal modo que te sirvan fielmente, para gloria de tu excelso Nombre y para beneficio de tu santa Iglesia; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor, que vive y reina contigo, en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, ahora y por sienpre. Amén. Clergy Conference | 41 | October 2013


All sit.

The Ministry of the Word First Lesson

Numbers 11:16-17, 24-29

So the Lord said to Moses, ‘Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their place there with you. I will come down and talk with you there; and I will take some of the spirit that is on you and put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people along with you so that you will not bear it all by yourself. So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again. Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, ‘My lord Moses, stop them!’ But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!’ The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Read responsively by half verse Psalm 99 1 The LORD is King; let the people tremble;* he is enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth shake. 2 The LORD is great in Zion;* he is high above all peoples. 3 Let them confess his Name, which is great and awesome;* he is the Holy One. 4 “O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity;* you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.” 5 Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God and fall down before his footstool;* he is the Holy One. 6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his Name,* they called upon the LORD, and he answered them. 7 He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud;* they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them. 8 “O LORD our God, you answered them indeed;* you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.” 9 Proclaim the greatness of the LORD our God and worship him upon his holy hill;* 42 | epicenter.org


El Pueblo se sienta.

Ministerio de la Palabra Primera Lectura

Números 11:16-17, 24-29

El Señor le respondió a Moisés: Tráeme a setenta *ancianos de Israel, y asegúrate de que sean ancianos y gobernantes del pueblo. Llévalos a la *Tienda de reunión, y haz que esperen allí contigo. Yo descenderé para hablar contigo, y compartiré con ellos el Espíritu que está sobre ti, para que te ayuden a llevar la carga que te significa este pueblo. Así no tendrás que llevarla tú solo. Moisés fue y le comunicó al pueblo lo que el Señor le había dicho. Después juntó a setenta *ancianos del pueblo, y se quedó esperando con ellos alrededor de la *Tienda de reunión. El Señor descendió en la nube y habló con Moisés, y compartió con los setenta ancianos el Espíritu que estaba sobre él. Cuando el Espíritu descansó sobre ellos, se pusieron a profetizar. Pero esto no volvió a repetirse. Dos de los ancianos se habían quedado en el campamento. Uno se llamaba Eldad y el otro Medad. Aunque habían sido elegidos, no acudieron a la Tienda de reunión. Sin embargo, el Espíritu descansó sobre ellos y se pusieron a profetizar dentro del campamento. Entonces un muchacho corrió a contárselo a Moisés: —¡Eldad y Medad están profetizando dentro del campamento! Josué hijo de Nun, uno de los siervos escogidos de Moisés, exclamó: —¡Moisés, señor mío, deténlos! Pero Moisés le respondió: —¿Estás celoso por mí? ¡Cómo quisiera que todo el pueblo del Señor profetizara, y que el Señor pusiera su Espíritu en todos ellos! Palabra del Señor. Pueblo Demos gracias a Dios. Lea la segunda parte de cada versículo, después del asterisco Salmo 99 1 El Señor es Rey; tiemblen los pueblos;* está entronizado sobre querubines; sacúdase la tierra. 2 El Señor es grande en Sión;* es excelso sobre todos los pueblos. 3 Alaben su Nombre, porque es grande y temible;* él es el Santo. 4 “Oh Rey poderoso, amante de la justicia, has establecido la equidad;* has administrado la justicia y el derecho en Jacob.” 5 Proclamen la grandeza del Señor nuestro Dios, y póstrense ante el estrado de sus pies;* él es el Santo. 6 Moisés y Aarón entre sus sacerdotes, y Samuel entre los que invocan su Nombre,* invocaban al Señor, y él les respondía. 7 Desde la columna de nube les hablaba;* guardaban sus testimonios, y el decreto que les dio. 8 “Oh Señor Dios nuestro, en verdad les responías;* tú eras para ellos u Dios de perdón; con todo, les castigabas por sus malas obras.” 9 Proclamen la grandeza del Señor nuestro Dios, y adórenle sobre su santo monte,* Clergy Conference | 43 | October 2013


for the LORD our God is the Holy One The Second Lesson Corinthians 3:5-11 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labour of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. The Word of the Lord. People Thanks be to God. Hymn 473

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All standing, the Deacon reads the Gospel, first saying The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. People Glory to you, Lord Christ. Gospel

John 4:31-38

Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, eat something.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the disciples said to one another, ‘Surely no one has brought him something to eat?’ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, “Four months more, then comes the harvest”? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, “One sows and another reaps.” I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.’ After the Gospel, the Reader says The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ. The Sermon

The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge

Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows The Bishop stands before the altar and addresses those who are to renew their vows. Dear friends, the ministry we share is none other than the sacrificial ministry of Christ, who gave himself up to death on the cross for the salvation of the world. By his glorious resurrection he has opened for us the way of everlasting life. By the gift of the Holy Spirit he shares with us the riches of his grace. We are called to proclaim his death and resurrection, to administer the Sacra- ments of the New Covenant which he sealed with his blood on the cross, and to care for his people in the power of the 44 | epicenter.org


porque el Señor nuestro Dios es el Santo. Segunda Lectura

1 Corintios 3:5-11

Después de todo, ¿qué es Apolos? ¿Y qué es Pablo? Nada más que servidores por medio de los cuales ustedes llegaron a creer, según lo que el Señor le asignó a cada uno. Yo sembré, Apolos regó, pero Dios ha dado el crecimiento. Así que no cuenta ni el que siembra ni el que riega, sino sólo Dios, quien es el que hace crecer. El que siembra y el que riega están al mismo nivel, aunque cada uno será recompensado según su propio trabajo. En efecto, nosotros somos colaboradores al servicio de Dios; y ustedes son el campo de cultivo de Dios, son el edificio de Dios. Según la gracia que Dios me ha dado, yo, como maestro constructor, eché los cimientos, y otro construye sobre ellos. Pero cada uno tenga cuidado de cómo construye, porque nadie puede poner un fundamento diferente del que ya está puesto, que es Jesucristo. Palabra del Señor. Pueblo Demos gracias a Dios. Himno 473

Lift High the Cross (levantar en alto la cruz)

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Todos de pie, un Diácono o un Presbítero lee el Evangelio, diciendo primero Santo Evangelio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, según San Juan. Pueblo ¡Gloria a ti, Cristo Señor! Evangelio Juan 4:31-38 Mientras tanto, sus discípulos le insistían: —Rabí, come algo. —Yo tengo un alimento que ustedes no conocen —replicó él. «¿Le habrán traído algo de comer?», comentaban entre sí los discípulos. —Mi alimento es hacer la voluntad del que me envió y terminar su obra —les dijo Jesús—. ¿No dicen ustedes: “Todavía faltan cuatro meses para la cosecha”? Yo les digo: ¡Abran los ojos y miren los campos sembrados! Ya la cosecha está madura; ya el segador recibe su salario y recoge el fruto para vida eterna. Ahora tanto el sembrador como el segador se alegran juntos. Porque como dice el refrán: “Uno es el que siembra y otro el que cosecha.” Yo los he enviado a ustedes a cosechar lo que no les costó ningún trabajo. Otros se han fatigado trabajando, y ustedes han cosechado el fruto de ese trabajo. Después del Evangelio el Lector dice El Evangelio del Señor. Pueblo Te alabamos, Cristo Señor. Sermón

The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge

Reafirmación de votos de ordenación El obispo se para delante del altar y se dirige a los que van a renovar sus votos. Amados hermanos, el ministerio que compartimos no es otro que el ministerio sacrificial de Cristo, quien se dio a sí mismo a la muerte en la cruz para salvación del mundo. Por medio de su gloriosa resurrección nos ha abierto las puertas del camino de la vida eterna. Por medio del don del Espíritu Santo, comparte con nosotros las riquezas de su gracia. Clergy Conference | 45 | October 2013


Spirit. Do you here, in the presence of Christ and his Church, renew your commitment to your ministry, under the pastoral direction of your bishop? Answer I do. Bishop Answer

Do you reaffirm your promise to give yourself to prayer and study? I do.

Bishop Do you reaffirm your promise so to minister the Word of God and the Sacraments of the New Covenant that the reconciling love of Christ may be known and received? Answer I do. Bishop Answer

Do you reaffirm your promise to be a faithful servant of all those committed to your care, patterning your life in accordance with the teachings of Christ, so that you may be a wholesome example to your people? I do.

The Bishop then makes this affirmation And now, as your bishop, I, too, before God and you, rededicate myself and reaffirm the promises that I made when I was ordained. I ask your prayers. Bishop and Clergy May the Lord who has given us the will to do these things, give us also the grace and power to perform them. The Peace The Bishop says The peace of the Lord be always with you. People And also with you. Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord. Prayers of the People Form III The Leader and People pray responsively Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church; That we all may be one. Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you; That your Name may be glorified by all people. We pray for all bishops, priests, and deacons; That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments. We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world; That there may be justice and peace on the earth. 46 | epicenter.org


Hemos sido llamados para proclamar su muerte y resurrección, para administrar los sacramentos del Nuevo Pacto que él selló con su sangre en la cruz, y para cui- dar a su pueblo en el poder del Espíritu. Ustedes aquí, en la presencia de Cristo y de su Iglesia, ¿renuevan el compromiso de su ministerio bajo la dirección pastoral de su obispo? Respuesta Lo renuevo. Obispo ¿Reafirman su promesa de perseverar tanto en la oración y el estudio? Respuesta La reafirmo. Obispo ¿Reafirman su promesa de ministrar la Palabra de Dios y Sacramentos del Nuevo pacto, a fin de que el amor reconciliador de Cristo sea reco- nocido y recibido? Respuesta La reafirmo. ¿Reafirman su promesa de ser un siervo fiel para todos aquellos con- fiados a su cuidado, Obispo forjando su vida de acuerdo con las enseñanzas de Cristo, de tal manera que sean un ejemplo saludable para su pue- blo? Respuesta La reafirmo Entonces el obispo hace la siguiente declaración Ahora yo, como su obispo, también delante de Dios y de ustedes, me re-dedico y reafirmo las promesas que hice cuando fui ordenado. Pido sus oraciones. Obispo y Clero Que el Señor quien nos ha dado la voluntad para hacer estas cosas, nos dé tam- bién la gracia y el poder para hacerlas. La Paz El Obispo dice La paz del Señor sea siempre con ustedes. Pueblo Y con tu espíritu. Los Ministros y el Pueblo pueden saludarse mutuamente en el nombre del Señor. Oración de los Fieles Fórmula III El que dirige y el Pueblo oran en forma dialogada. Padre, te suplicamos por tu santa Iglesia Católica. Que todos seamos uno. Concede que todos los miembros de la Iglesia te sirvan en verdad y humildad. Que tu Nombre sea glorificado por todo el género humano. Te pedimos por todos los obispos, presbíteros y diáconos. Que sean fieles ministros de tu Palabra y Sacramentos. Te pedimos por cuantos gobiernan y ejercen autoridad en todas las naciones del mundo. Que haya justicia y paz en la tierra. Clergy Conference | 47 | October 2013


Give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake; That our works may find favor in your sight. Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble; That they may be delivered from their distress. Give to the departed eternal rest; Let light perpetual shine upon them. We praise you for your saints who have entered into joy; May we also come to share in your heavenly kingdom. Let us pray for our own needs and those of others. The People may add their own petitions. The Bishop says the concluding Collect. Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, in your divine provi- dence you have appointed various orders in your Church: Give your grace, we humbly pray, to all who are called to any office and ministry for your people; and so fill them with the truth of your doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faith- fully serve before you, to the glory of your great Name and for the benefit of your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. The Offertory WLP 758 You have Come Down to the Lakeshore

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Doxology The People remain standing. The Bishop faces them and says People Bishop People Bishop People

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Bishop proceeds. It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Through the great shepherd of your flock, Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his resurrection send forth his apostles to preach the Gospel and to teach all nations; and promised to be with them always, even to the end of the ages. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name: Sanctus S129 The people stand or kneel. Then the Bishop continues We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; 48 | epicenter.org


Danos gracia para hacer tu voluntad en todo cuanto emprendamos. Que nuestras obras sean agradables a tus ojos. Ten compasión de los que sufren de dolor o angustia. Que sean librados de sus aflicciones. Otorga descanso eterno a los difuntos. Que sobre ellos resplandezca la luz perpetua. Te alabamos por tus santos que han entrado en el gozo del Señor. Que también nosotros tengamos parte en tu reino celestial. Oremos por nuestras necesidades y las necesidades de los demás. El Pueblo puede añadir sus propias peticiones. El Obispo añade una Colecta final. Dios omnipotente, dador de toda buena dádiva, por tu divina providencia has establecido diversas órdenes en tu Iglesia: Otorga tu gracia, humildemente te suplicamos, a todos los que son llama- dos a cualquier oficio y ministerio para tu pueblo; llénalos con la verdad de tu doctrina, y revístelos de santidad de vida, de tal mo- do que te sirvan fielmente, para gloria de tu excelso Nombre y pa- ra beneficio de tu santa Iglesia; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor, que vive y reina contigo, en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, ahora y por siempre. Amén El Ofertorio WLP 758 Tu has venido a la orilla Véase página 55 La doxología El pueblo permanece de pie. El Obispo, de cara al pueblo, dice El Señor sea con ustedes. Pueblo Y con tu espíritu. Obispo Elevemos los corazones. Pueblo Los elevamos al Señor. Obispo Demos gracias a Dios nuestro Señor. Pueblo Es justo darle gracias y alabanza. El Obispo continúa En verdad es digno, justo y saludable, darte gracias, en todo tiempo y lugar, Padre omnipotente, Creador de cielo y tierra. Por el gran pastor de tu rebaño, nuestro Señor Jesucristo; quien, después de su resurrección, envió a sus apóstoles a predicar el Evangelio y enseñar a todas las naciones; y prometió estar con ellos siempre, hasta el fin de los siglos. Por tanto te alabamos, uniendo nuestras voces con los Ángeles y Arcángeles, y con todos los coros celestiales que, proclamando la gloria de tu Nombre, por siempre cantan este himno Sanctus S129 l pueblo permanece de pie o se arrodilla. El Obispo continúa Clergy Conference | 49 | October 2013


in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life. On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.” Therefore, according to his command, O Father, Bishop and People We remember his death, We proclaim his resurrection, We await his coming in glory; The Bishop continues And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine. We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, 50 | epicenter.org


Te damos gracias, oh Dios, por la bondad y el amor que tú nos has manifestado en la creación; en el llamado a Israel para ser tu pue- blo; en tu Verbo revelado a través de los profetas; y, sobre todo, en el Verbo hecho carne, Jesús, tu Hijo. Pues en la plenitud de los tiempos le has enviado para que se encarnara de María la Virgen a fin de ser el Salvador y Redentor del mundo. En él, nos has librado del mal, y nos has hecho dignos de estar en tu presencia. En él, nos has sacado del error a la verdad, del pecado a la rectitud, y de la muerte a la vida. En la víspera de su muerte por nosotros, nuestro Señor Jesucristo tomó pan; y dándote gracias, lo partió y lo dio a sus discípulos, y dijo: “Tomen y coman. Este es mi Cuerpo, entregado por ustedes. Hagan esto como memorial mío”. Después de la cena tomó el cáliz; y dándote gracias, se lo entregó, y dijo: “Beban todos de él. Esta es mi Sangre del nuevo Pacto, sangre derramada por ustedes y por muchos para el perdón de los pecados. Siempre que lo beban, há- ganlo como memorial mío”. Por tanto, oh Padre, según su mandato, Obispo y Pueblo Recordamos su muerte, Proclamamos su resurrección, Esperamos su venida en gloria; El Obispo continúa Y te ofrecemos nuestro sacrificio de alabanza y acción de gracias, Señor de todos; ofreciéndote, de tu creación, este pan y este vino. Te suplicamos, Dios bondadoso, que envíes tu Espíritu Santo so- bre estos dones, para que sean el Sacramento del Cuerpo de Cristo y su Sangre del nuevo Pacto. Únenos a tu Hijo en su sacrificio, a fin de que, por medio de él, seamos aceptables, siendo santificados por el Espíritu Santo. En la plenitud de los tiempos, sujeta todas las cosas a tu Cristo y llévanos a la patria celestial donde, con to- dos tus santos, entremos en la herencia eterna de tus hijos; por Je- sucristo nuestro Señor, el primogénito de toda la creación, la cabe- za de la Iglesia, y el autor de nuestra salvación. Por él, y con él y en él, en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, tuyos son el honor y la gloria, Padre omnipotente, ahora y por siempre. Amén Oremos como nuestro Salvador Cristo nos enseñó, Padre nuestro que estás en el cielo, santificado sea tu Nombre, venga tu reino, hágase tu voluntad, en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día. Perdona nuestras ofensas, como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal. Porque tuyo es el reino, tuyo es el poder, y tuya es la gloria, Clergy Conference | 51 | October 2013


and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. The Breaking of the Bread The Bishop breaks the consecrated Bread. Then the Bishop says Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Facing the people, the Bishop says the following Invitation The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving. The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people. The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.] The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.] Communion Music Hymn 304 I come with Joy to meet my Lord Hymn 336 Come with us, O blessed Jesus Hymn 335 I am the Bread of Life

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After Communion, the people stand or kneel, and the Bishop says Let us pray. Bishop and People Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Blessing Recessional Hymn 460

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

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ahora y por siempre. Amén.

Fracción del Pan El Obispo parte el Pan consagrado. Luego puede cantarse o decirse ¡Aleluya! Cristo, nuestra Pascua, se ha sacrificado por nosotros. ¡Celebremos la fiesta! ¡Aleluya!

De cara al pueblo, el Obispo hace la siguiente Invitación Los Dones de Dios para el Pueblo de Dios. Tómenlos en memoria de que Cristo murió por ustedes, y aliméntense de él en sus cora- zones, por fe y con agradecimiento. Los ministros reciben el Sacramento en ambas especies e inmediatamente después lo dan al pueblo. Se da a los comulgantes el Pan y el Cáliz con estas palabras El Cuerpo de Cristo, pan del cielo. [Amén] La Sangre de Cristo, cáliz de salvación. [Amén] Communion Music Hymn 304 I come with Joy to meet my Lord Véase páginas 56 Hymn 336 Come with us, O blessed Jesus Véase páginas 57 Hymn 335 I am the Bread of Life Véase páginas 58 Después de la Comunión, el Obispo dice Oremos. Obispo y Pueblo Eterno Dios, Padre celestial, en tu bondad nos has aceptado como miembros vivos de tu Hijo, nuestro Salvador Jesucristo; nos has nutrido con alimento espiritual en el Sacramento de su Cuerpo y de su Sangre. Envíanos ahora en paz al mundo; revístenos de fuerza y de valor para amarte y servirte con alegría y sencillez de corazón; por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén. Bendición Himno 460 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus Véase página 59 Vayan en paz para amar y servir al Señor. Pueblo Demos gracias a Dios. Clergy Conference | 53 | October 2013


The Hymnal 1982 - #473 Led on their way by this triumphant sign

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Wonder Love and Praise - #758 TĂş has venido a la orilla [You have come down to the lakeshore]

Used with permission.

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The Hymnal 1982 - #304 I come with joy to meet my Lord

1 I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved, and free, in awe and wonder to recall his life laid down for me. 2 I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are fed, the new community of love

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The Hymnal 1982 - #336 Come with us, O blessèd Jesus

Words: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891); sts. 2-3, Charles P. Price (b. 1920) Copyright 1982, Charles P. Price. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Music: Werde munter, Johann Schop (d. 1665?); arr. and harm. Johann Sabastian Bach (16851750)

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The Hymnal 1982 - #335 I am the bread of life

Words: Suzanne Toolan (b. 1927); adapt. of John 6. Copyright 1971, G.I.A. Publications, Inc. Music: I Am the Bread of Life, Suzanne Toolan (b. 1927); arr. Betty Pulkingham (b. 1928) Copyright 1970, 1975, Celebration. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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The Hymnal 1982 - #460 Alleluia! sing to Jesus

Words: Willaim Chatterton Dix (1837-1898) Music: Hyfrydol, Roland Hugh Prichard (1811-1887)

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